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Android is Google’s mobile operating system, launched in September 2008, although its history technically began with the release of the Android alpha in November 2007.

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Back in January, Google laid out a three-month roadmap for Stadia. The first platform update sees the game streaming service become available on the latest Samsung Galaxy phones, and drop its Pixel exclusivity.

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LG’s mid-range K-Series gets punch-hole screens, better cameras, USB-C for 2020

LG hasn’t been seeing a ton of success on the high-end, but the company’s mid-range Android smartphones do fairly well in that competitive market. Now, LG is refreshing its K-Series smartphones for 2020 with new specs and features.

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All-in-one Microsoft Office app now available on Android

If you do a lot of different kinds of document and office editing, it can be frustrating to constantly switch between applications to get things done. To counter this, Microsoft has launched an all-in-one Office application on Android that puts the best of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint under one roof.

Smartphone makers are experimenting with some new form factors this year and TCL has, in the past, shown off some interesting folding concepts. Today, though, a render of a TCL device with a “slide out” screen has leaked, showing off something no one expected.

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Microsoft’s “Your Phone” app is one of the best ways to tie your Android phone to your Windows PC, and it’s been getting better and better over time. Now, with the debut of the Galaxy S20 series, Microsoft has announced that “Your Phone” for Windows 10 now supports RCS messaging.

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It looks like some foldable phones owned by tech reviewers are already breaking — and it’s happening for more people than just the one that intentionally abuses his devices. The latest events involve both the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip and the Moto Razr (2020), and it looks like there might be temperature-related causes for the maladies… expand full story

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